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The Paradise Dioramas, 2020




The Paradise Dioramas explores climate change as a moment of origin and birth of a new environmental mythology. Video works consider how the speed and frequency of media desensitize us to stories of disaster, offering an antidote to compassion fatigue and avenue for environmental empathy. Wax disaster survival kits ruminate on the personal experience of climate crisis. The first iteration of The Paradise Dioramas exhibited at CultureHub LA as part of the 2019-20 Resident Artist program. The work examines our capacity for climate adaptation and rebuilding. Using the diorama form, the work creates a slippage between what is real and imagined, what is the past and what is the future, and turns the human-as-viewer-of-nature in on itself. The Paradise Dioramas includes a 'Light Artifact', a three-channel video installation; 'Fire Kit', a sculptural floor installation; Steal Fire, a single channel video with sound; and Seek Bank, a six channel animation. Sound design by Noctvrnal, audio post production and creative technology studio in Los Angeles, CA. Photographer: Kyu Hun Song

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sculpture | film and video | mixed media


168.00 x 240.00 x 240.00 in | 426.72 x 609.60 x 609.60 cm

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Little Tokyo Art Complex (LTAC) Studios

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Little Tokyo Art Complex (LTAC) Studios

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